Outside Scholarships and Veterans Benefits

Outside Scholarships

Throughout the year, the financial aid office receives announcements from the legal community with scholarship opportunities. Below is the list of the current announcements. For more information on the individual scholarships, feel free to contact the agency directly.

Juvenile Justice Law School Scholarship

Tiftickjian Law Firm, P.C. are committed to juvenile justice and want to encourage young people to pursue a career in law and hopefully make a difference to someone in their careers. They have discovered that nothing matters more in the early life of a youth charged with a crime than lawyers, legal professionals, and judges who are committed to defending the rights of the youth. For more information, please see the application.

Award: $1,000

Deadline: July 31, 2015

Vision Zero Auto Awareness Law School Scholarship

Vision Zero is a multi-pronged attack on the causes of traffic accidents. It uses improved road safety, driver education, and increased enforcement of traffic laws. This combination has been shown to dramatically reduce the number of traffic fatalities, and Boston Attorney John Sheehan is trying to raise awareness of the potential by offering a scholarship to students willing to focus on the issue
of traffic safety. 
For more information, please see the application.

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: July 31, 2015

Vietnamese American Bar Association of Northern California 2015 Scholarship 

For more information, please see the application. 

Amount: $2,000

Deadline: August 10, 2015

Albertson & Davidson, LLP Scholarship

At Albertson & Davidson, LLP, we understand that college can place a tremendous financial strain on both students and their families. As a result, we are offering a $2,500 annual scholarship to a current or prospective college student.  For more information, please see our website.

Amount: $2,500

Deadline: August 15, 2015

Yanez & Associates Family Law Scholarship Program

The Family Law Offices of Yanez & Associates is pleased to announce their annual essay scholarships. The essay contest is open to all current law students and prospective law students awaiting admission. There will be two winners. First place: $2,000.00 and second place: $1,000.00. The goal of the scholarship is to motivate students to pursue a career in family law. For details on how to submit your essay, please visit our website for details, terms and conditions.

Deadline: August 31, 2015

The St. Thomas More Society of San Diego Scholarship

For more information, please see the application

Deadline: September 30, 2015

Amount: $500

Fresno County Lawyers' Memorial Scholarship

Applicant must be a resident of Fresno County who is a law student in good standing of a school of law in California accredited by the State Bar of California; Students in law school outside Fresno County are eligible so long as their permanent family residence address is in Fresno County, California.  Applicants must have completed at least on year of law school. 

Application forms should be submitted to the following address: Ms. Bobbie Lee, Executive Director, Fresno County Bar Association, 1221 Van Ness Ave., Ste. 300 Fresno, CA 93721.  View the application.

Deadline: Postmarked October 15, 2015

Amount: $1,000

Writing Competitions

Students can also win monetary prizes and a chance to be published through various writing competitions. Check the writing competitions web page for a list of opportunities.

Veterans Benefits

All School of Law programs are approved for veterans' benefits. Eligible students should contact their regional V.A. office.


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